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  • Illinois is a key transportation hub for crude oil and natural gas moving throughout North America, with 8 crude oil pipelines, 8 petroleum product pipelines, 18 interstate natural gas pipelines, two natural gas market centers, and two petroleum ports.
  • Illinois leads the Midwest in crude oil refining capacity and ranked fourth in the nation as of January 2017.
  • Illinois has one-fifth of the nation’s demonstrated coal reserve base, second only to Montana, and is the nation’s third-largest bituminous coal producer after Wyoming and Kentucky.
  • With a production capacity exceeding 1.7 billion gallons per year, Illinois is the third-largest producer of ethanol in the nation.
  • Illinois ranked first in the nation in 2017 in both generating capacity and net electricity generation from nuclear power.  Illinois nuclear power plants accounted for 12% of the nation’s nuclear power generation.

Last Updated: April 19, 2018

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